Ensino-aprendizagem de empreendedorismo: perceções de estudantes universitários

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Author list: Fernandes, S., Costa-Lobo, C., & Regueiro, A.
Publication year: 2018
Start page: 466
End page: 475
Number of pages: 10
ISBN: 2183 - 1378
Languages: Portuguese-Portugal (PT-PT)


Abstract

Aware of the challenges of today's society, the Portucalense University
(UPT) has implemented a curricular unit (UC), called "Entrepreneurship",
transversal to all curricula of the first cycle courses of its training
offer. This UC, placed in the 3rd year of undergraduate courses, is
based on a project-based learning methodology, which takes place over a
period of 1 semester, in a total of 17 sessions, which can take
different pedagogical formats: lectures, mentoring, seminars and pitchs.
The students, from different study programmes of UPT undergraduate
degrees, make teams of four students (maximum). Each team aims to
develop an innovative business idea that demonstrates economic and
financial viability. This study seeks to analyse students’ perceptions
about the curricular unit of Entrepreneurship. To do this, in the
2016/2017 academic year, a questionnaire was applied to the students (N =
131). The questionnaire included a set of 40 questions, structured
according to the Likert scale model, resulting from an existing
conceptual framework in the field of PBL and evaluation practices
already developed in the context of Higher Education. The questionnaire
covers topics such as learning and skills developed by the students,
teamwork, the role of the teacher, the evaluation process of the
students and, in general, the evaluation of the project as a teaching
and learning methodology. The questionnaire also includes a final
question about the compulsory or optional nature of this curricular
unit. The results are discussed, exploring the pedagogical implications
for Higher Education intervention, suggesting the need for a greater
reflection and discussion about the relevance and the nature of the
projects for each one of the different areas of specialization of the
students, the support given by the teachers during the development of
the project, the structure and organization of the semester, as well as
the assessment moments and elements of the UC of Entrepreneurship.


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